He or she might be among us. Filmmakers from around the South gather this weekend in our hometown for the 14th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival—a Birmingham-based celebration of international film. In historic theatres and more intimate venues across the downtown area, this year’s festival showcases nearly 200 short films, documentaries, and narrative features.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild—this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner—debuts in theatres (with limited release) tomorrow, June 27. Filmed in the Louisiana bayou by New Orleans-based filmmaker, Benh Zeitlin, the film stars Quvenzhané Wallis from Houma, Louisiana as Hushpuppy, and Dwight Henry (of the famed Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Café in New Orleans) as her father, Wink. In the film, […]
Duke Bardwell isn’t a household name, but is a legend around some parts of the South. A former member of Elvis’ “TCB Band,” his story is one that two Southern filmmakers are on a mission to capture.
Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler are working to complete a documentary about Bardwell. Called “Duke & The King,” it tells the story of the bass player and Baton Rouge native.
Mississippi is a buzz as filming for the movie "The Help" is underway. The film, based on the bestselling Kathryn Stockett book, is being shot in a number of MS locations. This week they're shooting in Jackson. From a Wapt.com story: "The film, which is expected to be released in 2011, stars Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard and is […]